Sunday, 2 January 2011

A little New Year Sewing...

So it's 2011. Are you full of new years resolutions, plans and ideas?

I haven't really made any resolutions so to speak as I always break them! Instead just a few wishes and a really positive feeling about this year, I hope it continues!

As you know 'Mr. G' got me a Kindle for Christmas. I Love it. Really. I'm converted, onto my 3rd book already. Seriously! Heaven forbid that anything might happen to the new love in my life, my Kindle clearly needed some fabric love wrapped around it in the form of a pouch of some description!

Earlier in the year I read this post from the lovely Quilt Dad and went straight back to it to see how he'd made his kindle cover! The pattern came from Moda Bakeshop and so yep, you guessed I've whipped one up for my baby!!


I chose the Bliss range by Bonnie and Camille and let me tell you the cover was easy to make, I'll be making more!

Although I'm pleased with my efforts, the binding is poor and not up to scratch so don't look too closely! I really struggle with it and clearly wasn't paying enough attention when I went to Katy's for a tutorial before Christmas!! Katy if you're reading this I need another session!!

I've also completed one of my outstanding blocks for the Fresh Modern Bee 2. Amanda wanted pin wheels and she sent some of the lovely Dolce! from Tanya Wheelan as her fabric.

I thought I'd done really well, it took me ages to workout what was wrong. D'oh! What a pain having to unpick it all.....

Anyway, one block down two to go then I'm fully caught up. Yay! 

Looking forward to getting some more sewing in tomorrow as well as taking the little people to the park on their new bikes. Actually, we took them today and I forgot the camera.........


  1. Hi Justine love the kindle cover. So cute, I might have to try making one for the love of my life, my ipad! I'm a complete novice at sewing but it's worth a try and if it goes disastrously wrong I can always put pics on my blog for everyones amusement! Practise makes perfect :)

  2. I'm going to sound so out of touch but I'm going to ask anyway. What the heck is a kindle? Love your new look blog and your little people's photos. I hope this is a great year for you and you get what you most wish for.

  3. Kindle cover looks brill Justine, what a pity about the block, such a pain when that happens :)

  4. Nice little bag - I've been thinking about something similar for Ipods and Ipads and such - will have to check out that site! Great block for the swap!

  5. Love your little kindle cover! It's adorable.

    I am also glad to know that i'm not the only one who makes mistakes. =)

    Happy New Year!

  6. Happy New Year Justine!

    I love your Kindle cover the fabric is great! Thank you very much for visiting my blog today, I wanted to reply to your question too, and say that my favourite places up in Northumberland are the Seahouses/Bamburgh area. The beaches are amazing, the Farne Islands are accessible by boat and it's just one of the most beautiful places which I hope you get the chance to visit!

    Sending heaps of love,
    Julia x x x

  7. Love your Kindle cover! As for Kindle...we'll have to have a talk about that...I'm an avid reader and would love the accessibility to all the books but I love holding a book in my hands and turning the pages...can't imagine Kindle gives you the same feeling, does it?

    Loving your new looky blog too, Justine and hear's to a creative, happy and healthy 2011



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